The Minnesota Twins doubled up the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night, August 30th, winning 10-5. It was another night of the Red Sox' bullpen failing to do their job!

The key culprit Tuesday night was Ryan Brasier. Braasier came on with 1 out and then hit a batter to load the bases. Brasier facing Nick Gordon in the 5th inning, with a 0-2 count and 1 out grooved a pitch and Gordon crushed the ball for his 1st career grand slam.

Kutter Crawford started the game for Boston and went 4.1 innings. He was charged with 5 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 4.

Jeurys Familia relieved Brasier and pitched the 6th inning, allowing 1 run on 1 hit, walking 1.

Zack Kelly making his 2nd appearance struck out 1 and didn't allow a hit.

Matt Barnes pitched the 8th and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits. He struck out 1 and walked a batter.

All in all, the Red Sox pitchers allowed 6 walks on the night.

Xander Bogaerts was 2-4 with a double and run batted in.

Alex Verdugo was 2-4 with a double, his 34th of the season, but also made a key error in the 5th error.

Manager Alex Cora on the game

Boston and Minnesota conclude their 3-game series Wednesday night.  The pregame starts at 6:40 with the 1st pitch at 7:40 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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